Snuffers
Snuffers Snuff"ers, n. pl. An instrument for cropping and holding the snuff of a candle. [1913 Webster]

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  • snuffers — n. instrument that looks like scissors used to cut and hold the snuff of a candlewickn. candlesnuffer, device consisting of a long thing handle and small cone on the end used to put out candles; extinguisher, device used to extinguish candle… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • snuffers — noun scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candlewick • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑scissors, ↑pair of scissors …   Useful english dictionary

  • snuffer — snuffer1 /snuf euhr/, n. 1. a person who snuffs or sniffs. 2. a person who takes snuff. [1600 10; SNUFF1 + ER1] snuffer2 /snuf euhr/, n. 1. candlesnuffer. 2. extinguisher (def. 3) …   Universalium

  • ísentange — f ( an/ an) snuffers, a pair of snuffers …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • snuff|er — snuff|er1 «SNUHF uhr», noun. a person who snuffs, especially in disdain. snuff|er2 «SNUHF uhr», noun. 1. a person who snuffs (a light). 2. a) = snuffers. (Cf. ↑snuffers) b) a small cup, often coneshaped, with a long handle, used for putting out… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Emunctories — Emunctory E*munc to*ry, n.; pl. {Emunctories}. [L. emunctorium a pair of snuffers, fr. emungere, emunctum, to blow the nose, hence, to wipe, cleanse; e out + mungere to blow the nose: cf. F. [ e]monctoire, formerly spelled also [ e]monctoire.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emunctory — E*munc to*ry, n.; pl. {Emunctories}. [L. emunctorium a pair of snuffers, fr. emungere, emunctum, to blow the nose, hence, to wipe, cleanse; e out + mungere to blow the nose: cf. F. [ e]monctoire, formerly spelled also [ e]monctoire.] (Physiol.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snuff — Snuff, n. [Cf. G. schnuppe candle snuff, schnuppen to snuff a candle (see {Snuff}, v. t., to snuff a candle), or cf. {Snub}, v. t.] The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not. [1913 Webster] If the burning snuff… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snuff — I. noun Etymology: Middle English snoffe Date: 14th century 1. the charred part of a candlewick 2. a. obsolete umbrage, offense b. chiefly Scottish huff II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Menorah (Temple) — A reconstruction of the Menorah of the Temple created by the Temple Institute The menorah (Hebrew: מְנוֹרָה‎ [mənoːˈɾaː]) is described in the Bible as the seven branched ancient lampstand made of gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by… …   Wikipedia

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